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Poster: c-freedom Date: Feb 20, 2014 3:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Kinks from 1970 (Non Dead)

The Kinks

Apeman: 1970 live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEep67akIn4

The Kinks - Apeman 1970

I think I'm sophisticated
cos I'm living my life like a good homosapien
But all around me everybodys multiplying
Till theyre walking round like flies man
So I'm no better than the anI'mals sitting in their cages
In the zoo man
cos compared to the flowers and the birds and the trees
I am an ape man

I think I'm so educated and I'm so civilized
cos I'm a strict vegetarian
But with the over-population and inflation and starvation
And the crazy politicians
I dont feel safe in this world no more
I dont want to die in a nuclear war
I want to sail away to a distant shore
and make like an ape man

I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man
I'm an ape man I'm a king kong man I'm ape ape man
I'm an ape man

Cos compared to the sun that sits in the sky
Compared to the clouds as they roll by
Compared to the bugs and the spiders and flies
I am an ape man

In mans evolution he has created the cities and
The motor traffic rumble, but give me half a chance
And I'd be taking off my clothes and living in the jungle
cos the only time that I feel at ease
Is swinging up and down in a coconut tree
Oh what a life of luxury to be like an ape man

I'm an ape, I'm an ape ape man, I'm an ape man
I'm a king kong man, I'm a voo-doo man
I'm an ape man

I look out my window, but I cant see the sky
cos the air pollution is fogging up my eyes
I want to get out of this city alive
And make like an ape man

Come and love me, be my ape man girl
And we will be so happy in my ape man world

I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man, I'm an ape man
I'm a king kong man, I'm a voo-doo man
I'm an ape man

I'll be your tarzan, you'll be my jane
I'll keep you warm and youll keep me sane
And well sit in the trees and eat bananas all day
Just like an ape man

I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man, I'm an ape man
I'm a king kong man, I'm a voo-doo man
I'm an ape man.

I dont feel safe in this world no more
I dont want to die in a nuclear war
I want to sail away to a distant shore
And make like an ape man.

La la la la la la la.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 20, 2014 5:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Kinks from 1970 (Non Dead)

There has been debate for years if
"cos the air pollution is fogging up my eyes"
is "fucking up my eyes" .
Sure sounds like Ray dropped the F bomb to me .
But either case love the song, and love the Kinks, a band that deserves more attention . Ray Davies has such a unique point of view . So hard to box up .
From a movie, that is essentially a dirty joke , comes this beautiful song .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSciUplVZrA

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Feb 20, 2014 6:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Kinks from 1970 (Non Dead)

Hey Now DudleyD;

My best friend growing up happened to have an older brother who was really into the Kinks so we got to listen to all the old LP's like Kinda Kinks, Village Green Preservation Society and Lola vs Powerman.
(There is probably more Kinks tunes than the Beatles and the Stones combined.)

Good KINKS resource page:(however-not all links are current)
http://www.kindakinks.net/kinkslinks.html

-----The Kinks-20th century Man-1971
This is the age of machinery,
A mechanical nightmare,
The wonderful world of technology,
Napalm, hydrogen bombs, biological warfare,

This is the twentieth century,
But too much aggravation
It's the age of insanity,
What has become of the green pleasant fields of Jerusalem.

Ain't got no ambition, I'm just disillusioned
I'm a twentieth century man but I don't wanna be here.
My mama said she can't understand me
She can't see my motivation
Just give me some security,
I'm a paranoid schizoid product of the twentieth century.

You keep all your smart modern writers
Give me William Shakespeare
You keep all your smart modern painters
I'll take Rembrandt, Titian, Da Vinci and Gainsborough,

Girl we gotta get out of here
We gotta find a solution
I'm a twentieth century man but I don't want
I don't want to die here

Girl we gotta get out of here
We gotta find a solution
I'm a twentieth century man but I don't want
I don't want to be here

I was born in a welfare state
Ruled by bureaucracy
Controlled by civil servants
And people dressed in grey
Got no privacy, got no liberty
Cos the twentieth century people
Took it all away from me.

Don't wanna get myself shot down
By some trigger happy policeman,
Gotta keep a hold on my sanity
I'm a twentieth century man but I don't wanna die here.

My mama says she can't understand me
She can't see my motivation
Ain't got no security,
I'm a twentieth century man but I don't wanna be here.

This is the twentieth century
But too much aggravation
This is the edge of insanity
I'm a twentieth century man but I don't wanna be here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrmQB38aT5U